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Chief of Staff

COL Mark Misener

Born and raised in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Colonel Mark Misener was commissioned into the Canadian Forces in 1987, attended Royal Roads Military College and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1991 with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Colonel Misener commenced regimental duty as a Royal Canadian Engineer Officer in 1992 upon arrival at 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER), Petawawa, Ontario. This initial posting was followed by postings to 4 Engineer Support Regiment, Gagetown, New Brunswick from 1996 to 1998 and 2 CER from 1999 to July 2002. During this period he served in numerous tactical-level positions and command appointments in the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and Major.

On promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel in 2006, he was employed as the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Joint Engineer, where he was involved in the operational-level planning and support to deployed operations, including Joint Task Force Afghanistan. In May 2008 he was appointed Commanding Officer of 2 CER, which he commanded until May 2010. He was later posted to Canadian Army Headquarters Director Land Requirements in Ottawa, leading the team responsible for Soldier Systems. Colonel Misener was promoted to his current rank in June 2012 and in July 2013 was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas to join III Corps Phantom Warriors and the 1st Cavalry Division as the Assistant Chief of Staff G5 Plans of The First Team. After completing a successful deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom with the Division Headquarters in 2014, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Division.

Colonel Misener has completed numerous operational deployments at all levels of tactical command commencing with command of 2 CER Engineer Troop as part of the Canadian Airborne Regiment Battle Group in Somalia in 1992-1993. He served as a Technical Advisor to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre where he spent one year educating the local populace in methods of de-mining, and as the Officer Commanding 45 Engineer Heavy Equipment Squadron in 1997 during operations to conduct flood relief in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also served as 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Engineer Group Operations Officer during the 1998 Montreal ice storm. As Officer Commanding 23 Field Squadron, his Squadron deployed to Kosovo from December 1999 to July 2000, part of 1 RCR Battle Group and, after completing operations in support of the Joint Task Force, closed out the Canadian mission. More recently, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan commanding Task Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment from August 2010 to July 2011 and only just returned from a second tour to Kandahar with the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters.

In addition to his undergraduate degree, Colonel Misener has completed the Canadian Land Forces Staff College course, attended the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College in Kingston, and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Master in Business Administration and more recently attended the National Defense University War College in Washington, D.C. where he earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

Col Misener received a Chief of Defence Staff commendation in 2008, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2012 and was honoured with the United States Army Bronze Star Medal in 2014.

    Mission Statement

    1CD prepares lethal, flexible, agile Division HQ and Brigades competent in Combined Arms Maneuver and Wide Area Security to execute missions to Prevent, Shape, Win as directed.

    Leader

    A focus on training and readiness ensures that any element of the 1st Cavalry Division will be prepared to accomplish any mission thanks to our outstanding Soldiers.


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